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Thursday, September 10, 2020
Pastor Trudy's Message
What is a generous life in Christ? This has been our mission and vision for four years. We can name things as generous right now and it can pull us forward into the future. When we read what surrounds this passage in 2 Corinthians 8, we can hear it in a new way in these days. The churches are going through times of affliction and challenge. They don't force agreement on a platform, but they also don't abandon each other. They respond with overflowing love and joy and generosity. Is this a message we can hear today?  

Holy God, we have drifted from your vision of a community of love and care for each other. Everything we have is entrusted to us by you. Make it change how we live today. In Jesus' name, Amen.

9:00 am Sunday Livestream Worship: GLC YouTube
Worship materials:
Children's Bulletins: Ages 3+ and Ages 7+
What Happened Sunday??? We were unable to connect our technology to YouTube on Sunday and we are unable to broadcast live on YouTube from our phones and laptops! So we went on Facebook live from an iPhone and then posted the video on our YouTube channel. In the future, we will post a brief video on YouTube explaining what's happening and go live on Facebook. Remember, you do not need to have Facebook to check out the happenings on our GLC Facebook page. We put it in the live and learn column. We lived it and we learned! We appreciate your patience and understanding.  
We have a team in place working on a long range plan for in-person attendance. If you're interested in serving as a Reader, Acolyte, or recording a greeting please contact Julie.
Every Sunday @ 9:00 am
Livestream Worship on YouTube
Wednesday, September 23 @ 10:30 am
Small Group Worship with Communion for those
over 65 in the Sanctuary (10-15 people).
Sign up with Julie. 
Rally Day 2020
Sunday, September 13
Come join us THIS SUNDAY for Rally Day, pandemic-style. Everything may look different this year, but we are excited to still be able to offer the opportunity to worship, serve our neighbors, add to your colorful T-shirt collection, provide other fun giveaways, host a *virtual* cookout, and offer even more fun surprises to capture the spirit of Rally Days past in the safest way possible.
9:00 am
Tune in to the livestream worship on YouTube

10:30-11:00 am
  • Enter the circle drive to proceed through stations, beginning with communion, then drive through several more stations.
  • Bring diapers and/or feminine hygiene products for the St. Andrew Emergency Distribution.
  • Enjoy free giveaways, including special treats for Sunday School-age kids (3 year olds-5th grade)!
  • One more fun surprise at the end!

To ensure safety:
  • Please remain in your car.
  • All staff and helpers will be masked.
  • Please wear masks when interacting with any staff and helpers.
  • Hand sanitizer will be abundant.
St. Andrew Food Distribution
September 18/19
3 ways you can help
  1. Volunteer for a Friday night or Saturday morning. Register on Sign Up Genius
  2. Donate diapers (any size), baby wipes (any) and/or feminine hygiene products (any type/size) via drop off at Geneva Lutheran on Sunday, September 13.
  3. Make a monetary donation to Geneva Lutheran’s St. Andrew Food Distribution Fund to help offset the purchase of these baby/personal care items. 
Thank you for your continued generosity!
Questions? Contact Julie Slifka
We lift up in prayer
  • Jack Stredde, father of Andrew Stredde
  • Scott Hauge
  • Tom Noble
  • Judy Strubler at Tower Hill Healthcare Center
  • For all who are weary
  • To remember God is with us - always
Please email Amy Steenson or call (630) 232-0165 if you would like to add a name to the prayer list. Submitted names will remain on the prayer list for two weeks.
GLC Prayer Chain
This is a confidential telephone network ministry that intercedes on behalf of those in need by lifting up specific requests, concerns, and emergency situations. To request prayer, please call Sally Harmon (630) 377-0021.
Church Office Hours: a staggered staff schedule has been created to cover our office hours Monday-Friday, 9 am-3 pm. Please feel free to call our main line 630-232-0165 to talk with a staff member. Or, if you need to come to the church, ring the buzzer and we'll meet you at the door.
Seeking Council Nominations
The nominating committee is seeking nominations for council. Nominees must be an active member of the congregation; giving, communing and participating in the life of the congregation (as much as it is possible in these days!) The Congregation Council handles the business of the congregation; giving feedback on the budget and programs, but also provides leadership in guiding others to grow in their lives of faith, working with the pastor and staff to live into the vision of a generous life in Christ. You can nominate yourself. Contact Norm Loboda
Rally Day!
Sunday, September 13
10:30-11:00 am

Midweek Meditation
Wednesday, September 16 @ 7:00 pm
Led by Pastor Trudy on Facebook Live

Bible Study
Thursday, September 17 @ 9:30 am
We'll look back at Sunday and ahead to next Sunday's reading. Click on ZOOM to join.
St. Andrew Food Distribution
Fri. & Sat., September 18 & 19
Volunteer to serve on SignUp Genius

Northern Illinois Food Bank
Tuesday, September 30 @ 9-11:30 am
GLC Life in Pictures
It was smiles all around at last Saturday's baptism of Charlotte "Charlie" Pascoli, baby daughter of Bill and Kirsten!
We couldn't play the slide show of trees in last Sunday's service. Watch it now on GLC's Facebook page!
Vicar Amber preached at Wednesday's Small Group Worship with Communion for those over 65.
Send your pictures of how you are living your #generouslifeinChrist to Margo. Thank you!